The Role Functionalist Theory of Absences

Erkenntnis 80 (3):505-519 (2015)
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Justin Tiehen
University of Puget Sound
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Functionalist theories have been proposed for just about everything: mental states, dispositions, moral properties, truth, causation, and much else. The time has come for a functionalist theory of nothing. Or, more accurately, a role functionalist theory of those absences that are causes and effects
Keywords absences  causation  functionalism
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